Green Communities Research Center

Transportation Alternatives

Providing options for alternative forms of transportation such as transit, bicycling, and walking can help achieve other community goals such as reducing demand for parking, making streets and highways less congested, improving local air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting more compact development. Communities can encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation by providing the infrastructure — such as bike paths, bike racks, sidewalks, and bus shelters — that help make these modes of transportation safe and convenient.

For more information related to transportation alternatives, check out the Complete Streets Project page and web resource list, as well as the Infrastructure, CIP, and Alternative Transportation CD-ROM.